strategic

Desperate to trap Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote comes up with a strategic plan, meaning a plan designed to achieve a specific goal.

Strategic is a military word, relating to the careful plotting and planning necessary to win battles. But you don't need to be a general to think strategically. If you recruit your friends to talk you up to the girl you have a crush on, you're taking a strategic approach to romance.

Definitions of strategic
1

adj relating to or concerned with strategy

strategic weapon”
“the islands are of strategic importance”
strategic considerations”
Synonyms:
strategical

adj highly important to or an integral part of a strategy or plan of action especially in war

“a strategic chess move”
strategic withdrawal”
strategic bombing missions”
Synonyms:
important, of import
of great significance or value

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